I feel that this post is necessary. And while its not what you’d come to expect like much of my usual content here on Commonly Coffee, in the 2+ years of running this blog I have always believed that my audience deserves honesty, transparency, and accuracy in all of my content. There are many voices in the past few years that have emerged in the specialty coffee space and I always want to ensure that what you hear from me is a voice that you can trust. To me integrity is not something I ever want to sacrifice. I appreciate that I am also not the only one offering their insights into what this all means. Shout-out to my buddy Josh over at brewcoffeebetter.org for being the one who first shared on this topic. I really appreciate his inspiration in putting this together, and always love the content he creates. Go check out his site and give him a follow on his Instagram.
And in recent months as this site has grown, I have been approached by certain companies and I also have approached companies to become a brand affiliate. So if you’re wondering “what does being a brand affiliate do for you? let me tell you. To be up-front, each of the companies that I am an affiliate for provide me with a small kick-back. This comes in the form of a commission when someone purchases gear through the various links that I have on my website. The commission differs for each company, but trust me when I saw no one gets rich from this kinda stuff!
I feel that it is important with this post to let you know that each of the brands that I am an affiliate for are brands that I strongly believe in and are products that I use on a regular basis. I will NEVER promote products that I don’t believe in and don’t feel are ones that you should consider purchasing. I feel it is also important to ALWAYS let you know on my social media posts which ones are affiliate posts through the Instagram “paid partnerships” feature. Any of the funds that I do earn through these affiliate commissions go straight to paying for the hosting & domain costs associated with this site. Keeping the lights on at Commonly Coffee is my top priority, so that I can continue to share with my audience about specialty coffee and how to brew the best cup of coffee you can with great gear.
So let me share with you about why I have chosen to partner with the brands that I am an affiliate with.
Living in Calgary, I know that I am fortunate that Eight Ounce Coffee calls this city home. And while I have the chance to make the quick drive to visit their storefront I know this isn’t the case for most people. That’s why I am stoked to be a brand affiliate with them as I firmly believe they are one of the best places for coffee gear in Canada. And what they offer for baristas and home-brewers alike is second-to-none. I cannot even remember how many times I have purchased gear from them, but EVERY time their customer service has been exceptional, and anytime that I have had a question their team is ALWAYS happy to answer it. If you’re looking for anything related to coffee gear go to Eight Ounce Coffee first!
If you’re looking to get your hands on some great coffee and you’re considering a coffee subscription I would highly suggest Brew Perfect Box. This monthly coffee subscription is based out of Vancouver, BC and works with some of the best coffee roasters in that city. They have begun to expand to feature roasters across British Columbia. As someone who grew up in Vancouver it’s a great way to get my hands on some of my favourite roasters. You can tailor your subscription to your preference of coffee and also select how many bags per month you’d like. If you want to save some money on your first month use my code CC25 at checkout to save 25%.
If you have seen my brew bar over the past decade, the one constant is that there has ALWAYS been a Breville espresso machine front and centre. Breville is a company that prides itself on designing quality coffee gear with an approachable price point. What Breville has managed to include in each of their machines when it comes to technology, accessories, and features is incredible. That’s why I wanted to become a Breville affiliate because I’ve been sharing about how incredible their products are for so many years, so why not do this now in a more official capacity!? If you are wanting to begin the journey into home espresso I would definitely recommend checking out a Breville espresso machine.
I am a huge fan of Fellow products and if money was no issue I would honestly own one of every thing they’ve made. From a design standpoint their products look amazing, while also being well built and incredibly functional. Fellow has quickly become one of the most respected brands in the specialty coffee space and has amassed quite the fanbase among fellow (pun intended) coffee bloggers! Their passion for innovation continues to impress me and I look forward each and every time they announce a new product.
Thanks for letting me make things as clear as possible about why I am a brand affiliate and what that all means for me and for you. Far more than any of the money that I do receive from you clicking my links and grabbing some gear, is the joy of knowing that you’re wanting to get some great gear to help you brew great coffee. And that’s really what this is all about. While you don’t need a lot of fancy gear to make your morning cup of coffee, I do believe that investing in quality products will make a difference in the long run.